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actually gets this pretty well. you guys all get this. you get 90% of people who think that big business has too much power in washington, d.c., in polls. 90% is an awesome number. 80% of the population thinks the earth revolves around the sun. think about it, right? okay. 90% is amazing. 70% of tea party self-five-day forecast tea party people think the united decision was wrong. so what we don't have is the way david people we don't have people against it and they are not mobilized. all we have against all this money is all of our collective people power. if you're passionate about climate change or you want safe water, you want safe food, you're worried about workers safety and you want to avoid another wall street collapse and you're worried about jobs issues and you want a fair education system and you want to bring down these outrageous for-profit colleges and do all that work but you got to do some work on the issue of campaign finance and overturning the citizens united decision. this is my first campus progress conference too but what i learned in my 90 minutes here or so is cam
. rockefeller and jay gould and jpmorgan. he is a big player. he has bags of money. he has stuffed the ballot box. his factories are belching away, going full tilt, because somehow he has gotten favors. there is the money. he is holding it. not just that, he has an open book. he has studied at to figure out how to fool government. opposite him is a poor young laborer with nothing to do. his factories are idle. the wall is falling down. how do you counterbalance that? on the opposite side, on the right of the entrance to the main reading room, you have a figure of good government. it is accomplished through knowledge-based democracy. there, the figure of government has an open book in her lap. she is informed. everything is in balance. she is a very respectable figure versus the one before. on the right is a figure of a young voter with books under his arm. he is going to cast his ballot, having reformed himself. opposite is a young woman holding and are not with golden grain pouring out of it. she is separating the wheat from the chaff in the selection of elected officials. this figure of gov
of the stairs leading to the public big visitors' gallery, from there she overlooks the great hall and stands guard in front of the reading room. and behind her, the sunlight is breaking through the crowd -- the clouds. in his the sunlight of prosperity. because that is one of the other things that she is doing her job well and the nation is prosperous, then the arts and sciences and these other things can flourish, these resources that would have gone to war now go to peaceful activities. >> and just reform reaching the main reading room, a reminder that knowledge is not always used for good. through a series -- a series of murals reflecting the time that they were painted in, both good and bad government depicted. >> you have government represented as everything in balance. and in the middle is to always allegorical figure, lines from the gettysburg address, but it is always in balance. government is working as it should, but on the left side you have the two murals showing what happens -- or can happen when government does not do it stopped. -- it's a job. -- when government does not do it
congratulate her on branding as the green coast. i think there is a big opportunity. particularly in light of what my right and honorable friend, the energy and crime change secretary said in the terms of green jobs, energy, and nuclear. and the vital things to encourage the investment that we want is to demonstrate that we are going to build up our skills base. that's what the partnerships play such a valuable role. >> thank you, mr. speaker. can the prime minister tell the house whether he had any conversations about phone hacking with abdomeny coulson at the time of his resignation? will he place in tjus >> once the recognized his secretary, as far as the shares are concerned, they might keep it. his life is literally hanging on a thread. he is willing to be kept. >> i understand this. it is not so much about the alleged offense which is very seriously. h everyone knows is a very serious offense. you can understand why the americans feel so strongly about it. the case really now is in front of my friend, the home secretary, who has to consider reported about gary mckenyon's health and w
the prime minister agree that in the past when the house of commons has been faced with big issues, he's had a tendency for knee-jerk overreactions and would he agree that newspapers are a force for good in this country and what we want at the end of this process is criminality weeded out of the america but nothing that impinges on a free press, free speech and holding people in authority to account? >> i think my honorable friend is entirely right about this and we have to make sure as a house of commons, as a government as an opposition as a debate that we have about this to show an element of restraint in the regulation of the media because there is always a danger that the pendulum swings too far the other way and we start to threaten investigative journalism, a strong and independent media, one that can call government to account and when we consider some of the scandals that have been uncovered in recent years, it's often been the press that have done it and not the regulators. we'll come on to this i'm sure in the debate we'll have later but it's absolutely vital we maintain that brit
a good point. i congratulate her on branding as the green coast. i think there is a big opportunity. particularly in light of what my right and honorable friend, the energy and crime change secretary said in the terms of green jobs, energy, and nuclear. and the vital things to encourage the investment that we want is to demonstrate that we are going to build up our skills base. that's what the partnerships play such a valuable role. >> thank you, mr. speaker. can the prime minister tell the house whether he had any conversations about phone hacking with abdomeny coulson at the time of his resignation? will he place in the library a log of any meetings and phone calls between him and andy coulson following his resignation? >> as i said, i think perhaps before she wrote her question or had it written -- [laughter] >> of course, i sought assurances from andy coulson. i received assurances. those were assurances that were given. absolutely. those were assurances not just given at the time to me, but also given subsequently to the select committee and to a criminal case under oath. these
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